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Spicy Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon | Cinnamon Chili Hot Chocolate

>>  Friday, February 5, 2016

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For the final day of Making drinks with one ingredient, I had opted for Chocolate. So after seeing how to make Hot Chocolate and Hot chocolate with Orange, this was one daring attempt. Infact if Konda didn't encourage me to make it, I would defenietely not even thought about it. 

Yes, this Hot chocolate was with Red Chili powder and Cinnamon sticks. I read about this in couple of websites and each had done it differently, though the ingredient combination was chocolate and chili. So I thought I would simmer the drink with the spice and let it steep in for a while.

Konda didn't let me off the hook and said I ought to drink it myself. 


I was so happy in finally trying out so many versions of chocolate drink. With this being a standard ingredient found in my pantry all the time, no harm in experimenting with different combination.




Spicy Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon

Ingredients Needed:

Milk - 1/2 cup
Hot water - 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder - 2 tsp
Sugar - 2 tsp
Chili powder - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 1"
Chocolate chips - 1/2 tsp
Fresh Cream for topping

How to make the Hot Chocolate

In a pan, bring the water to boil, remove and add the cocoa and blend well. Then add the chili powder, cinnamon stick and put back on flame and simmer for 5 mins, stirring well. 

slowly add the milk and stir well. Simmer for 2 mins, stain out the cinnamon stick, warm over low heat before serving hot with chips and cream.


Notes:

The chocolate chips were supposed to be boiled, so that it melts, I added few in the first stage, rather added more in the final stage as we felt the chili will surely hit hard.

The cinnamon is a good hint, while chili really hits straight.



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Hot Chocolate Drink with Orange

>>  Thursday, February 4, 2016

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The second drink that really had me was this orange chocolate drink I happened in read about. I am not a person who experiments with drinks, infact I am so fussy that I never change my standard drink.

So when I read about this Orange Hot chocolate, I thought I should atleast try it for KOnda. The recipe calls for Grand Marnier or Cointreau and since I have neither, I decided to go ahead use the fresh juice. I was also thinking of fermenting the orange juice before using. However as things happened, I didn't.

Since citrus reacts and turns sour, I didn't let this drink on heat for more than few minutes and allowed it to steep before drinking. Though I may not willing indulge in this again, Konda was all game for it. 


Also do remember to top your drink with chocolate chip, that gives a good taste as you sip on it.

Thinking about this, I guess it will surely make a good drink for breakfast along with a toast.

 




Orange Hot Chocolate

Makes 1 cup

Ingredients Needed:

Hot Milk - 1/2 cup
Hot water - 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp (as per your taste)
Chocolate Chips - 1 tsp
Orange Juice - 1/2 cup

How to make Orange Hot chocolate

Bring the water to boil, add sugar and cocoa powder, stir till well blended.

Have the milk on boil.

Simmer the cocoa mix, and add the milk to the cocoa powder, stir in half of the chocolate chips along with orange juice.

Cover with lid for couple of minutes.

Serve with rest of the chocolate chip on top.



Notes

Typically Grand Marnier or Cointreau is added to make this drink. Since I don't have either, I simply used juice to replace.

The drink had the distint orange tang. However you shouldn't have this on heat for long.



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